The Turbulent Years. My Life in Politics
London England, Faber & Faber, 1993. First Edition, Binding: Cloth, Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0571170773 Hardback Hardback. First Edition. light wear and tiny tear to d/j corners A powerfully frank account of the turbulent years of the Thatcher government, written by the man responsible for some of its most controversial policies. Kenneth Baker, former Party Chariman and confident, reveals Mrs. Thatcher's strengths and weaknesses, and charts the amazing mixture of political events - accident, mistake, ambition, intrigue, slighted pride, misplaced optimism and faulty judgement - that led to this remarkable woman's decline and fall. Drawing on the diaries he kept over thirteen years - seven of them in the Cabinet - Baker gives blow-by-blow accounts of key meetings and conversations, providing a unique insider's view of the triumphs and the failures of this momentous and controversial period. His own career at the heart of British politics gives a definitive perspective on crucial political decisions of the last decade and a half, from infighting within the Cabinet over sweeping education reform, to the Poll Tax battles, the privatization of British Telecom and Water, and the abolition of ILEA and the GLC. Illustrated. 498 pp.
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Keywords: Non Fiction Autobiography Politics Politician Party Chairman Thatcher Government Kenneth Baker 0571170773